A copy of the ad going viral on social media showed an MBA graduate from a rich family calling for proposals from civil servants , doctors etc, but with a rare caveat: “Software engineers kindly do not call.”
“A fair MBA beautiful girl from a rich family business background is looking for a groom. The groom should either be an IAS/IPS, a working doctor, or an industrialist, from the same caste. Software engineers do not call,” the ad said.
The line in the ad sparked a flurry of reactions after Twitter user Samir Arora shared it with the caption, “Future of IT does not look so sound”.
Future of IT does not look so sound. https://t.co/YwCsiMbGq2
— Samir Arora (@Iamsamirarora) 1663306907000
One Twitter user said, “Looking at the ad, the whole country’s future doesn’t look so sound.”
@Iamsamirarora @TheDeshBhakt Looking at the ad, the whole country’s future doesn’t look so sound.
— Ashutosh Vishwakarma (@aashutoshaawara) 1663309677000
Another user raised the bankers’ pain, saying “the banker was not even considered worthy of discussion.”
@BankerDihaadi @Iamsamirarora बैंकर को चर्चा योग्य भी नहीं समझा
— निरीह बैंकर (@nirihbanker) 1663404586000
Even some found relief, “Looking at these I would say Software engineers can mark themselves as Safe. May God be with those IAS/IPS/Doctors/Business Men who will be interviewed by these cringe elements and full sympathy for the one who will be Shortlisted. ”
@Iamsamirarora Looking at these i would say Software engineers can mark themselves as Safe. May God be with those I… https://t.co/1aDbBqCAIg
— Jeetan Jagtap (@JagtapJeetan) 1663365251000
One user said, “This has been the case for more than a decade now…but news timing with Down Trend adds to fear…”
@Iamsamirarora This has been the case for more than a decade now…but news timing with Down Trend adds to fear…k… https://t.co/RRY3lI3sG4
— Hira (@draj1180) 1663307953000
Another user pointed that, “Pretty sure that 99.9% of software engineers within the range of 24-32 are not reading newspaper. Even if you try to find a software engineer, you simply can’t. Good luck”
@Iamsamirarora Pretty sure that 99.9℅ of software engineers within the range of 24-32 are not reading newspaper. Ev… https://t.co/JUCa9Lfg6X
— Adheep (@ADHEEP) 1663728619000
The date of publishing of the ad cannot be ascertained but one user said, it is a 7-year-old ad but still a ‘classic’.
@Iamsamirarora That’s from more than 7 years ago. But still a classic. https://t.co/W1hBYK2e4z
— tosh (@tosh1098) 1663312297000
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